There’s Going to Be a Lot More Will and Steve in Stranger Things 2; New Castings and Character Synopses Released

Friday, 14 October 2016 - 8:33PM
Stranger Things
Friday, 14 October 2016 - 8:33PM
There’s Going to Be a Lot More Will and Steve in Stranger Things 2; New Castings and Character Synopses Released
Where's Will? That was the mystery that drove the entirety of Stranger Things season one. However, Noah Schnapp, who plays the character, didn't really get much screen time compared to his co-stars, as he appeared only briefly in the first episode, and then again in the finale. And though thankfully little Will Byers made it home safe and sound, there was more than a hint that not everything about him was back to normal. Now, it looks like Stranger Things 2 will explore the strange things happening to him, as it was recently announced that Schnapp has been upgraded to a series regular for the show's sequel.

The announcement comes courtesy of a new EW exclusive, which also reveals two new additions to the cast: Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers) and Sadie Sink (American Odyssey). The two will be playing the siblings Billy and Max respectively. Likewise, Joe Keery was also upgraded to a series regular as well, so get ready for a lot more Steve in next year's run of the show.

Along with the casting announcements, the character synopses for Billy and Max have also been released. Montgomery's Billy is "Max's hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother. He steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends, is great at drinking games, and drives a black Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma, is a violent and unpredictable nature." Sink's Max is "a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era. She has a complicated history and is generally suspicious of those around her."

The new characters certainly sound like they'll fit in perfectly with the aesthetic of the show, and though no plot points were released (thankfully), it's still exciting to get to know some of the new residents of Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things has become an instant classic, drawing inspiration from and paying homage to classic science fiction and horror movies and novels from the 80s. Expectations are definitely very high after the Duffer Brothers' phenomenal first season, and there's no reason to believe that the duo won't live up to them.

Stranger Things 2 will release on Netflix in 2017.
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